na000932Regular price $330.00 Save $-330.00
Well known Zuni jeweler, Larry Loretto, made this sleek channel inlay cuff bracelet with natural red coral, black lip mother of pearl, turquoise, lapis, serpentine, gaspeite, and spiny oyster shell. It is stamped "LORETTO" and "Sterling" on the inside.
Size: 5.125" with a 1" opening
Channel inlay jewelry is a process used extensively by Native American jewelers, particularly those in Zuni Pueblo. Many other talented jewelers from other tribes in the Southwest also make channel inlay jewelry. The metal channel, usually silver, is soldered onto the back to create the design. Afterward, the stones are cut to fit into each section. It is an exacting process which shows in the beauty of the work of the finished piece(s).